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Charles Rogier XI, Antwerp

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Antwerp, Belgium, Europe: Charles Rogier XI
11 Karel Rogierstraat
Belgium 2000
Tel: 32 4752 99989's insider take:

There's more going on behind the doors of this modest 19th-century town house than you could ever imagine. This exclusive three-suite B&B in the happening Het Zuid neighborhood is sumptuously decorated, with ornate furnishings in richly toned woods, beds piled high with pillows, lavender fainting couches, heavy drapes, claw-foot tubs, leopard-print stair runners, and black granite-block sinks. To some that may read like a running list of garishness, but honestly, it's all perfectly stylish. The Lady Bertinelli suite comes with a four-poster king bed, paisley wallpaper, and a remote-controlled gas fireplace; the Scottish-themed Charles suite is done in tartan motif; and the red-and-white French-themed Vendôme suite is perfect for lovers who don't mind climbing three flights of stairs. All rooms come with free chocolates, a small bottle of red wine, and minibars stocked for free during your stay (once only, so don't get greedy). New owner Katrin S'Jongers does an elaborate all-organic breakfast served on a French antique table in Le Petit Salon, which is all very civilized.

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